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Ian Poulter loses his cool with fans at the British Masters

Ian Poulter has taken a few choice shots at the fans who attended this year’s British Masters after seeing his chances of winning fade away following several wayward shots. The Englishman blamed those in attendance using their mobile devices while he was setting up his swings.

Fans at the Newcastle golf course raised Poulter’s ire during the 18 holes on Saturday several times, with the 41-year-old eventually requesting that spectators put their phones on silent.

Coming off the third round, Poulter, quoted by ESPN, expressed his annoyance as he felt fans using their phones on the golf course had cost him some shots.

“What are we doing? We've allowed them all to take pictures and videos and tell them to put them on silent, and it doesn't work does it?” Poulter fumed.

“You get distracted on the wrong hole at the wrong time and it's extremely penal and it's really f*****g annoying.

However, Poulter did not agree that phones should be banned from golf courses like they are at The Masters. All he wants is for those attending tournaments to be better informed about the distractions their phones cause.

“No, I just think people need to educate themselves and understand it's an issue for us and them,” Poulter added.

“They don't realise they distract us as much as they do. Ninety-nine percent of them are on silent and unfortunately there's a couple which are not. You're not expecting it because you think they've got it on silent.

“I'm angry and am going to continue to be angry until I wake up tomorrow morning. Throwing shots away for no reason is really annoying.”

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